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Week Eight: Nature Talks

Speaker/Guide: Jack Gulvin
Location: Roger Tory Peterson Nature Classroom

A Bag of Surprises

Jack totes a bag filled with nature's most unique items. Shut your eyes; select one from the bag; and then he'll help you discover something new about that object


Jack learned about plants and birds as a teenager from Jamestown Audubon specialists Gib Burgeson and Bob Sundell and that set him on his path to earning a BS in Forest Management at Syracuse. He was employed by the US Department of the Interior for 13 years working in parks with diverse a landscape from Yellowstone, Grand Teton to Cuyahoga Ohio. A nationally known expert on Purple Martins, he attends to dozens of houses on the Institution grounds and throughout Chautauqua County, carefully charting out their records per house. Jack's knowledge of his subject matter and friendly manner make him an ideal speaker/guide for all ages. Join in on a Nature Walk at 9:15 Friday mornings starting at Smith Wilkes Hall and then meet up again lakeside between the Bell Tower and Sports Club at the Purple Martin houses.

Earlier Event: August 16
Week Eight: Bat Chat
Later Event: August 18
Week Eight: Nature Walk